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At the AES Convention in Amsterdam, Universal Audio has announced the 710 Twin-Finity
Single Channel, Tube & Solid-State, Tone-Blending Preamp. This radically new UA preamp design with dual signal paths is centered around the innovative phase-aligned â€œTone-Blendingâ€� knob which is continually variable from 100% Tube to 100% Solid-State offering easy access to a myriad of unique pre-amp tones. The UA 710 Twin-Finity is designed and built in the USA and will include a single or dual-unit 19â€� pro rack mount kit.
Mike Barnes, VP of Marketing for Universal Audio, told us, â€œThe 710 Twin-Finity is a brand new UA design aimed at DAW users who want to upgrade their IO preâ€™s with our revolutionary â€œTone-Blendingâ€� technology combining tone, character and affordability. Whether you want retro tubes or modern solid-state, the 710 Twin-Finity delivers both a real 300V tube section and transimpedance solid-state preamp path. Add to this the dual-gain feature and you can go from straight-wire-with-gain to creamy to crunchy, and handle DI duties for active/passive guitars/basses all in one quality box. â€�
710 Twin-Finity Features:
Pricing and Availability:
- Vacuum Tube(12AX7) & Solid-State Dual-Path Preamp
- UA Sonic Quality, Twin-Finityâ„¢ Phase-aligned Tone-Blending
- Dual Gain Stages: Wire with Gain to Creamy to Crunchy
- Class A, High-Headroom, High Gain (70dB+) Mic Pre & DI
- Metal Chassis, Designed & Made in the USA, Rack-Kit Included
The 710 Twin-Finity will have an MSRP of US$999, an estimated street price of US$799 and will ship worldwide in July 2008.